Sammy (2bass) wrote in gleamingreviews,

Hard Candy (2006)

My rating: 2.5/5
Status: I've seen this movie once on DVD.
Date of first viewing: Oct. 16th, 2006

Director: David Slade
Written by: Brian Nelson
Release date: April 14th, 2006
Stars: Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Holmes, Gilbert John
Summary: For three weeks, 14-year-old Hayley Stark has been chatting on-line with 'Lensmaster319', a 32-year old fashion photographer, named Jeff. The two agree to meet at a coffee shop called Nighthawks. They hit it off, despite the massive age difference. Hayley appears to flirt with Jeff, and Jeff generally restrains himself, even admitting that he must wait 4-years until he can be with her. But his reservations are apparently not enough to decline when Hayley all but invites herself over to his house. Once at the house, manipulation becomes the name of the game, and the pedophile seems to be on the non-traditional side of it. (IMDb)

My thoughts: Although the plot itself is generally interesting, many other aspects of the movie aren't. The acting was mediocre. There were many parts of the movie that were irrelevant to the plot, and seemed to be thrown in simply to give the actors something to do (like the casteration scene, which had nothing to do with the rest of the film). There are many parts of the film which are left unexplained, to the point where I felt like I was really missing out on something. Not a terrible movie, but not one that I'll be rewatching. **1/2
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